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"Dense Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 11 am EST this morning. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less. * Timing...until 11 a.M. * Impacts...hazardous driving conditions due to reduce visibility. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. 12 , "Special Statement" ...Areas of dense fog tonight... South winds continue to transport unusually mild and moist air north across the area as high pressure moves out to sea. Areas of fog will continue developing and become locally dense, restricting visibilities to 1/4 mile or less mainly from New York City north and east across southern Connecticut and Long Island. This fog is forecast to persist through Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert while driving into rapidly reduced visibilities. Remember to slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Gc 955 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017 ...Areas of dense fog tonight... South winds continue to transport unusually mild and moist air north across the area as high pressure moves out to sea. Areas of fog will continue developing and become locally dense, restricting visibilities to 1/4 mile or less mainly from New York City north and east across southern Connecticut and Long Island. This fog is forecast to persist through Saturday morning. Motorists should be alert while driving into rapidly reduced visibilities. Remember to slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Gc -- Saturday Feb.25 17,01:48 AM

Children's Workshops at Garvies Point this Summer

Workshops will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

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There will be a series of children’s workshops at Garvies Point this summer. The workshops will feature hands-on activities for children ages 5-10. They will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

There will be four themes for the workshops. Nature I is for kids ages 5-10 and will focus on pond study, flowers, weeds and exploring the woods. Geology is for kids ages 8-10 and will be on rocks, minerals, fossils and studying erosion and Long Island formations. Nature II is for ages 5-10 and will teach kids about beach ecology, birding and investigating butterflies and other bugs. The Native American workshop will study the culture, tools, artifacts and legends of Native Americans, and will be for ages 5-10.

Here is the schedule, provided by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano:

July 8th, 9th, and 10th:

    Native American (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Geology (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

July 15th, 16th, and 17th:

    Nature II (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature I (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th:

    Nature I (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature II (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

July 29th, 30th, and 31st:

    Native American (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature I (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

August 5th, 6th, and 7th:

    Nature II (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    Geology (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

August 12th, 13th, and 14th:

    Geology (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Native American (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

August 19th, 20th, and 21st:

    Nature I (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Nature II (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Children must be registered and pre-paid for the workshops. The fee is $100 per child per three half-day workshop. Checks can be made out to Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, the registration fee is non-refundable. Visit the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve website for a registration flyer, or call (516) 571-8010/11 for more information. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

[Source: Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano]